Quoting Talena_caro:" I wonder why there is such a lot of teen marriages in America?"dWe do have the highest teen pregnancy rate of any developed country and a lot of people still believe you shouldn't bring a child into the world out of wedlock. I've known several girls who got pregnant and their families more or less threatened to cut them off financially and emotionally if they didn't "do the right thing" and get married.
Quoting Dr. Temperance Brennan:" I think teen marriage (or young marriage in general) can work IF you and your spouse grow at the same ... [snip!] ... period where he was behind me and it was awful; we nearly separated, but we're on solid ground again. We worked through it."Of course it can (and does) work but the truth of the matter is it usually doesn't. Congratulations on your marriage lasting eight years, that is definitely a great feat considering the state of marriage in general at this point in time. Unfortunately you're the exception and not the rule when it comes to young marriages. Studies prove time and time again that people who get married young are way more likely to end up divorced (and that's on top of a more than 50% divorce rate in the U.S. to begin with). It's completely reasonable to suggest that well over half of young marriages (21 and below) won't last more than a few years in most cases. That's not to say it doesn't happen because it definitely does--my grandparents married at 18 after dating since age 12 and they stayed together for almost 70 years before my grandfather died--but that's definitely a rarity (plus people who got married at that point in time are less likely to get divorced based on the fact that the culture was entirely different back then; their mindset concerning marriage is often entirely different in the way that people from that generation usually don't even consider divorce an option).
Quoting Raptor Jesus:" Of course it can (and does) work but the truth of the matter is it usually doesn't. Congratulations on ... [snip!] ... even consider divorce an option). In summation, not all young people who get married will get divorced but many of them will. "
Quoting Talena_caro:" I wonder why there is such a lot of teen marriages in America?"
Quoting ~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~:" I don't know why most do it, but speaking for myself, I was pressured into it. I never wanted to get ... [snip!] ... eventually, And it did in March- 5 years later. If I ever get married again, it won't be until I'm at LEAST 30 or older."Your story breaks my heart....I never understood people who put their morals/image before their child's happiness and well-being. Im SO sorry you and through that, but Im SO glad you got through it.
Quoting Big Booty Heaux™:" Your story breaks my heart....I never understood people who put their morals/image before their child's happiness and well-being. Im SO sorry you and through that, but Im SO glad you got through it."Unfortunately, I ended up meeting my ex on the internet when I was only 14/15, and he was far older...I was groomed over time, and ended up with him because I was kicked out of my home...It was all just a big mess, and my parents didn't care- they turned their backs on me. SO here I am today lol
Quoting the grace life:" I still think we have a long ways to go until we can be some stellar success story, but we're coming ... [snip!] ... to 7 years of marriage (11 years of "together") I think that 99.99999% of people who get married at 19 are flat out insane! "
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" My parents were married at 19/20 and my mom was 5 months pregnant. They just celebrated their 43rd anniversary ... [snip!] ... the sweetest kiss ever. The love they have is truly magical. Makes me jealous, lol. I love dh, but it isn't quite like that."
Quoting Big Booty Heaux™:" When you got married?? And do you feel as if your age matched where you were mentally and emotionally at that time...."
Quoting S U Z I E:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~:</b>" Unfortunately, I ended up meeting ... [snip!] ... accomplished. "</blockquote> Yes, you have PLENTY of time for success! Good for you, sweetie, I'm proud of you!! "